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Velma Celli talks about her residency at The Basement in York
by Natalie O'Donoghue - May 9, 2017

BWW speaks to Ian Stroughair's alter ego Velma Celli about her residency at The Basement in York. (more...)

by Roger Catlin - May 8, 2017

Lisa Hodsoll emerges as fully First Lady in The Klunch world premiere 'Laura Bush Killed a Guy.' She's got that soft West Texas accent, the omnipresent smile as shiny as her pearls, a cream colored ensemble, and poise to burn. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Head Games' Episode of SCANDAL on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2017

On the next episode of SCANDAL titled 'Head Games', while outgoing President Fitz considers his legacy, the Gladiators question what's next for OPA, and Jake finally discovers the motivation behind Peus's and the Mystery Woman's reign of terror. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Main Street Theater (MST) closes its 2016 - 2017 MainStage subscription season with the regional premiere of Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias.  "I'm interested in working on scripts that reflect both a world I know and understand, and a world that to me is entirely foreign," shares director Brandon Weinbrenner.  "Native Gardens centers on the comedic combat between two opposite parties with respective poignancies, prejudices, and basic needs.  I love this play and am thrilled to be working on a script by the heartfelt and hilarious Karen Zacarias." (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Laura Benanti Would 'Give Left Pinky' to Star in MY FAIR LADY Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

In an interview with ET this week, Broadway's Laura Benanti confessed that she would be thrilled to take on the iconic role of Eliza Doolittle in the highly-anticipated revival. (more...)

The Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Los Angeles audiences will discover a new perspective on many timeless classics interpreted through a contemporary lens as they journey through The Music Center's dance season and uncover themes of conflict between female strength and societal expectations.  The 2017/2018 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) season is replete with powerful characters, riveting storylines, modern choreography and theatrics that take the traditional narrative ballet to a new level.  Audiences are invited to venture into the world of dance and experience realms of expression beyond expectation.  The coming season opens with the U.S. premiere of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (September 15-October 1, 2017), a beloved fairytale and Hollywood classic where life imitates art, presented by Dance at The Music Center and Center Theatre Group.  (more...)

CNN's Wolf Blitzer to Give HPU's 2017 Commencement Address
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017


Madison Opera's ROMEO & JULIET and THE MAGIC FLUTE to Broadcast on WPR
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Madison Opera partners with Wisconsin Public Radio to present recorded broadcasts of Gounod's Romeo & Juliet on Saturday, May 20 and Mozart's The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 27.  (more...)

Coffee House Presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Coffee House presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater on July 25, 2017. (more...)

President Joko Widodo makes private visit to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017


Explore the 'Six Degrees' Between SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Casts
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 30, 2017

By now, the idea has morphed into a pop-culture game lampooning (or honoring) one of our most prolific actors, but when John Guare's play, Six Degrees of Separation, debuted on Broadway in 1990, the idea that everyone on the planet was connected through a web of just six other people was a hard to imagine. So, to celebrate the 27-year history of Guare's play, we are going to attempt to connect the stars who originated the main roles on Broadway to the actors that assumed them for the revival, using only Broadway credits; hopefully we can get there in just six 'degrees.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Pacific Coast Rep Presents Lloyd Webber/Rice Classic EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning musical EVITA with Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice. (more...)

BWW Previews: GREY GARDENS at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Apr 28, 2017

This weekend, prepare to visit East Hampton and spend "Another Winter in a Summer Town" as the Old Opera House presents the musical Grey Gardens. (more...)

Sandhills Publishing Sponsors Trip To Washington D.C. Memorials For Nebraska Vietnam Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017


VIDEO: Sneak Peek - The Country Hangs in the Balance on Next SCANDAL
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

On next week's SCANDAL titled 'The Box', as the future of the country hangs in the balance, Olivia and Fitz are at odds with Rowan, and Jake employs surprising tactics to manipulate the Mystery Woman. (more...)

Multimedia Show Inspired by Ta-Nehisi Coates' BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME Highlights Apollo Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Apollo Theater today announced details of its upcoming 2017-2018 season. Marking the first full season with Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes at the helm of the legendary theater's artistic and community programs, it will encompass commissions, premieres, and collaborations with local, national, and international artists working across a range of disciplines and genres-from dance and theater to jazz, soul, and opera. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces New Season Of MetLife Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Met announces the new season of MetLiveArts, the Museum's performance series that, over the past five seasons, has emerged as a vital part of the contemporary live-arts scene in New York City and a leader in genre-defying performance work. (more...)

MTV to Host 2017 College Signing Day Featuring Former First Lady Michelle Obama
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Friday May 5th, MTV will host the 2017 College Signing Day featuring former First Lady Michelle Obama. (more...)

The 'First Lady of the World' Crosses the English Channel with MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Following a near sell out season at Assembly at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, critically acclaimed actress Alison Skilbeck crosses the English Channel to France with her one-woman play Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London, with a performance at Le Colombier Theatre, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Tarn on 3 June for Friends of English Theatre. (more...)

Popular Online Serial Novel, Working Boys, Now Available in Two Parts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017


Legends Radio to Present SUPPER CLUB WITH JILL AND RICH Salute to Ella Fitzgerald
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Fans of the deliciously delightful co-hosts of The Morning Lounge on Legends 100.3 FM, now have a great opportunity to enjoy them live when Legends Radio presents Supper Club with Jill and Rich on Saturday, May 20, at The Ibis Room in the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. (more...)

Starry HERE LIES LOVE Extends Into June at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Due to popular demand, Seattle Rep has announced an extension for Here Lies Love, now playing through June 18, 2017.  (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive 'Woman of Valor Award' from Victory Dance Project, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Victory Dance Project, under the Artistic Direction of Amy Jordan, will celebrate its third anniversary with three performances, running June 15 – 18 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (no performance on June 16). The season will open with a Celebration honoring Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who will be presented with the company's “Woman of Valor Award.” The program, entitled From This Moment On will also include a world premiere as well pieces from the company's repertory.  On June 17 and 18, the program will include special performances by students from Early Mosley's Diversity of Dance company. (more...)

April 25th Proclaimed 'Ella Fitzgerald Day' In NYC At Event Hosted By Verve Label Group At The Rainbow Room In Honor Of The Singer's 100th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017


VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Carol Burnett Will Be Recognized as 'Champion of Children' at 2017 Colleagues Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 29th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon and Oscar de la Renta will present award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award, which honors those who have made a lasting impact on the lives of children. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's HERE LIES LOVE Brings Down the House ... Literally
by Jay Irwin - Apr 21, 2017

A few years back on one of my trips to New York, pretty much anyone I talked to about what shows I was seeing was aghast that I wasn't seeing 'Here Lies Love' Off-Broadway. And to each of them I'd say, 'a musical about Imelda Marcos written by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim? No thanks, not my thing.' I mean sure, an interesting story and I have respect for the artists (if not much familiarity) but how would this work? Well, now with the new production currently playing at the completely-reconfigured-for-the-show Seattle Rep I'm being forced to sit down to a healthy serving of crow and it's delicious. Not only due to the thoroughly innovative staging and stellar performances but also for Byrne and Fatboy Slim creating a fresh method of storytelling that is a welcome addition to musical theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - A Shocking Threat to the White House on Next SCANDAL
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

On the next episode of SCANDAL titled 'Mercy', just when Peus' iron grip seems inescapable to Olivia and everyone she holds dear, a shocking threat to the White House turns everything on its head. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Celebrates Birthday at Feinstein's/54 Below & Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Ella's 100th at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 19, 2017

It might require a bit of stamina but if you can move fast you can hear Marilyn Maye at a 7PM show at Feinstein's/54 Below… only stay for one standing ovation and then scoot down to Birdland at 44th street just in time for Ann Hampton Callaway's taking the stage to another standing ovation at 'The Jazz Corner of The World'.  Is there another place on the planet where 2 of the greatest female jazz/pop vocalists are appearing within 1/2 mile?  Marilyn's show is called 'Carrying The Torch' and as the world knows she is capable of running with that torch and lighting the flame at the Olympics but in this case she is keeping the flame of the American Songbook burning. (more...)

PRSA-NY Announces Finalists for 2017 #BigApplePR Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017


FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 18, 2017

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

NYC Hosts Annual #PoetweetNYC Twitter Poetry Contest, Thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

In honor of National Poetry Month, the City of New York (@NYCGov & @NYCulture) will host the annual “PoetweetNYC” Twitter poetry contest. From April 17 through 21, 2017, eligible poems sent using the hashtag #PoetweetNYC will be considered for the grand prize: publication in Metro New York on April 27, Poem in Your Pocket Day. Entries will be judged by an expert panel led by First Lady Chirlane McCray. This year, the contest coincides with Immigrant Heritage Week, so participants are encouraged to submit poetweets that celebrate our city's rich immigrant heritage. Visit for official rules and eligibility. (more...)

Seattle to Workshop New Comedy About Melania Trump To Make American Theatre Great Again!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Jacques Lamarre's hilarious new comedy MY VHITE HOUSE* CHRISTMAS SPASHIAL VITH MELANIA (*LIVE FROM TRUMP TOWER) will be receiving a three-performance public workshop at the Jewel Box Theatre at the Rendezvous located at 2322 Second Avenue in Seattle. (more...)

Community Celebration Takes Center Stage at 2017 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The 33rd annual Helen Hayes Awards will be celebrated at the historicLincoln Theatre at 7:30 pm on May 15, with accomplished actors E. Faye Butler and Lawrence Redmond as hosts. The line-up of award presenters includes artistic leaders from across the Washington region, highlighting the depth and breadth of a theatre community recognized worldwide for the quality and diversity of its work. Following the awards, a roof-raising dance party gets underway at the world-renowned 9:30 Club. Both events honor 236 Helen Hayes Award nominees drawn from 200 eligible productions presented in 2016. Tickets for the combined Awards Ceremony and Dance Party are $275 for premium seating, $150 for balcony seating, and can be purchased online. (more...)

Washington Ballet Premieres Ethan Steifel's FRONTIER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents the world premiere of Ethan Stiefel's Frontier next month, a ballet inspired by President Kennedy and his space travel aspirations for America. (more...)

Author of TRUMP NATION Shares Skepticism of Trump's Religious Practices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The president and First Lady Melania Trump, although not attending church as often since taking office, appeared at Easter service at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Church in Florida.  (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Beth Malone, and More Headline Concert to Benefit Denver Actor's Fund
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Ebner-Page Productions presents United in Love benefiting the Denver Actors Fund. Starring Annaleigh Ashford, Andy Kelso, Mara Davi and Beth Malone, Sunday, April 30, 2017, Lone Tree Arts Center (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA Thrills Audiences on Nights of a Thousand Stars at Diamond Head Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - Apr 15, 2017

Evita used United Airlines' tactics when it came to getting what she wanted. She had no problem sending thugs with badges to rough up anyone who disobeyed her. Yet, at the same time, she had immeasurable compassion for the poor. Her marriage to dictator Juan Peron is one of the great romances of the 20th century. Whenever I can see EVITA, whether it be in London, Broadway or thousands of miles across the ocean, I make every effort to pay homage to this fascinating woman. (more...)

Ruth's Chris Steak House To Host Exclusive, Pairing Dinner With Johnnie Walker Whisky
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

PRNewswire/ Pioneer of the TasteMaker tradition, Ruth's Chris Steak House is serving an exceptional, five-course dining experience featuring the whiskies of Johnnie Walker. Hosted exclusively at Ruth's Chris Steak House locations across the nation on April 27, the dinner will be the third in a series of acclaimed TasteMaker Dinners. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Trojan Horse' Episode of SCANDAL on ABC
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On the next episode of SCANDAL titled 'Trojan Horse' Season 6 Episode 11 Promo - Olivia and the team are determined to bring down Peus, but as the Electoral College vote nears, the fight for power claims another victim. (more...)

Kate Del Castillo & Carlos Ponce to Host Telemundo's 2017 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Telemundo announced today that internationally acclaimed actress Kate del Castillo and renowned actor, singer, songwriter and TV Host Carlos Ponce will be the official hosts of the 2017 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARD, which will broadcast Thursday, April 27 at 8pm/7c (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Help Name Two Adorable Baby Bald Eagles in Washington DC via the #NameTheNestlings Social Media Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017


'Today' Show Contributing Correspondent Jenna Bush Hager will Emcee 11th Annual Mirror Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Jenna Bush Hager, a contributing correspondent for NBC News' 'Today' show, will serve as master of ceremonies at the 11th annual  Mirror Awards ceremony June 13 in New York City. The event is sponsored by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Follow on Twitter at #Mirrors17. (more...)

Photos: First Look at Jaygee Macapugay, Mark Bautista & More in HERE LIES LOVE in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre is currently presenting the star-studded, immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

IDENTIFIED. The Customer Identity Conference, founded by Gigya, announces dynamic lineup of keynotes and speakers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017


Aimee Mann Confirms Additional East Coast Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Acclaimed artist Aimee Mann confirms additional East Coast tour dates this June with stops in Brooklyn, Providence, Port Washington, Portsmouth and more. Tickets can be purchased here (more...)

Who Should Host the 2017 TONY AWARDS? BWW Shares Our Top 5 Picks
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 10, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Tony Award season is just around the corner, leading theater fans to speculate as to who will serve as host of this year's ceremony, returning to Radio City on June 11th. (more...)

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